I picked up the first of the Dresden Files novels. I’ve never read them, despite their popularity and longevity. I’m enjoying it so far, but that’s not why I’m writing this. I’m writing this because of the villain. I can’t help but imagine him as Donald Trump. Below is the description.

His salt-and-pepper hair was cut short, and there were lines from sun and smiling etched into the corners of his eyes. His eyes were the green of well-worn dollar bills…

But those dollar-bill-colored eyes, backed by that cool and nearly passionless soul, had me shaking as I took the stairs back up to my office.

It’s not like it’s a perfect description, salt and pepper might have worked a three decades ago. Not now. But it’s the eyes, man. The eyes.

Or maybe it’s just that he’s the villain.


One thought on “Villains

  1. Excellent. I just finished Peace Talks, the 16th book, and am excited that the next one comes out by Christmas. The first three are good yet unpolished. He hits his stride with Dresden in Summer Knight, in my opinion and keeps improving and building his world from there. Fun fact Butcher is writing from his original outline, which ends the series at around 21 to 23 novels.


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